The Risk Skills Academy was established to help you fine-tune your sales and advice skills, understand how important your attitude is, and provide effective ways of communicating insurance solutions to clients, prospects and referral partners.

Over 98% of advisers, who attend Risk Skills Academy professional development programs, agree or strongly agree that they add value to their business.

Choice of programs

The Risk Skills Academy offers six distinct programs.

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Introductory day to risk skills

(6.5 CPD points)

Experience required: 0-6 months 

Program duration: 1 day

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Intermediate 2 days to risk skills

(12 CPD points)

Experience required: 6 months – 10+ years 

Program duration: 2 days

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Consolidation program

(2.5 CPD points)

Experience required: completed Intermediate 2 days to risk skills program

Program duration: 2.5 hours

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Referral program

(2.5 CPD points)

Experience required: 12 months

Program duration: 2.5 hours

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Develop centres of influence

(3.5 CPD points)

Experience required: 12 + months

Program duration: 3 hours

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Advanced skills program

(6.25 CPD points)

Experience required: 2+ years and have completed the intermediate program 

Program duration: 1 day

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Special programs

CommInsure can organise dedicated programs for dealer groups, subject to numbers. To discuss further, please contact your local Business Development team.

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Roger Down

National Sales Development Manager

Roger has over 30 year’s industry experience, 20 of which were with CommInsure’s predecessor company, Colonial. Over his career he has worked in sales, sales management, sales training, and in the marketing of financial services. Roger has worked as an adviser in retail and corporate markets, and was the Sales Manager of one of Colonial’s most successful national sales teams based in Hurstville, Sydney. Roger has worked in senior management roles for a national dealer group based in Sydney, and holds a Diploma in Life Insurance from the Australian Insurance Institute. In addition, Roger is a graduate of Insead University’s Executive Management Program and holds  ’Master Trainer’ status from the Fortune Group.

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